Instead of a caravan review today I’m going to cover a review that Practical Caravan did on the Peugeot 3008 on how it performs as a tow car. First off as a comment on the YouTube page points out the review is of the 1.6 litre 112 BHP model where really you would want the 2.0 diesel for a towing car. You will obviously get better MPG with the 1.6 but you don’t want to get caught out with a lack of power on a hill climb. Its kerb weight is roughly 1,500 kg/h which is average for the competition.
Apparently the 1.6 can achieve 55 MPG (obviously not while towing) but a 30-60 MPH with a caravan on of 18 seconds is very leisurely. However the Peugeot 3008 did apparently perform very well at motorway speeds with good stability. Lane change again was good at slower speeds but started to loose grip a bit at higher speeds. Its surprising to hear from the reviewer that rear leg room is tight, because from the outside of the vehicle you wouldn’t think so. I do like the full length sun roof though.
The storage space in the back of the Peugeot 3008 is all important to caravanners as we know, and this car has reasonable space for its size but lots of clever ways to setup the space. You appear to have to reach under the car for the 13 pin plug connection which could get annoying. The nose weight for the tow ball is only 70kg and I would have expected a bit more from a car such as this.
All in all it seems a reasonable tow car and second hand you can get some quite nice Peugeot 3008’s with low mileage for better value than many of their competitors.